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the worst case scenario for hundreds of workers....days before christmas. the east the worst case scenario for hundreds of workers days before christmas. the massive layoffs in the east bay and why they can't rely on social security. plus payroll tax cuts on the line on capitol hill. the compromise made on the federal spending bill. a community united in grief. family members paying their final respects to a young shooting victim in oakland. it is 7:00, saturday morning, december 17th. thanks for being with us this morning. i'm ann macovic. a cool day in the bay area, but no rain expected this weekend. we'll have the full weather forecast coming up in a few minutes. first breaking news this morning, the u.s. senate has just approved a bill to extend
social security tax cuts and jobless benefits. here's live pictures from the senate floor in washington d.c. this extension will only cover two months. the social security tax cut will remain at 2%. president obama has signed a 24- hour stopgap spending measure to keep the government running while he awaiting action on a separate $1 trillion spending bill. that trims the budget of most domestic agencies and gives the pentagon a small budget increase. defense secretary leon panetta is in libya today. he is the first pentagon chief to ever visit the middle eastern country. panetta's trip comes after an eight-month civil war which ended moammar gadhafi's rule. the defense secretary is going to hold talks with the country's interim prime minister. yesterday the u.n. lifted sanctions against libya, unfreezing about $80 billion in assets. flash floods triggered by a powerful tropical storm has killed more than 200 people in the philippines. that number is expected to grow
because a lot of people are still missing. the storm packing high winds and heavy rain hit neno island earlier this morning. tens of thousands had to escape to higher ground. the storm has now moved out to sea and it's going to be out of the area completely by tomorrow. even as the u.s. is pulling out of iraq, soldiers from an army reserve unit in vallejo are headed there. 19 members of the 481st transportation company are going to leave mare island -- or they are from mare island, they'll leave from sfo this morning. they'll travel to fort dix in new jersey and move on to kuwait. their mission is going to bring back equipment that was used to fight that war. this morning hundreds of people are out of a job in the east bay. pacific steel employs 600 people and now the berkeley steel mill says it is firing hundreds of those workers because they've discovered the workers are here illegally. as robert lyles reports, the union is is telling a much different story. reporter: every --
>> every department that was a part and is a part of pacific steel was somehow hit by it. reporter: fredrick taylor, the only pacific steel employee who would talk to cbs 5 on camera about why the staff is dwindling by the week. >> -- i'd say maybe as many as 20. reporter: 20 per week? >> yes, sir. reporter: they all have spanish surnames. >> i know that all of a sudden we were told that homeland security was doing an audit and that was it. reporter: homeland security is the new name for immigration and customs enforcement. a spokeswoman tells cbs 5 by phone the department never verified if an audit for undocumented workers is actively under way. but this notice of inspection dated february 17th tells a different story. homeland security was coming in to pacific steel to review their i-9 form. >> same thing as they were raiding and arresting people, right? reporter: ignaco is with the
union representing pacific steel workers. he says the union tried to legally stop the audit, but by october homeland security had identified 200 pacific steel employees allegedly working in this country illegally. >> a couple hundred people would lose their jobs, period, and they would be gone. reporter: those still working refused to talk on camera, saying their jobs are on the line, perhaps because they admit 70% to 80% of the nearly 500-member staff were undocumented and worked illegally for up to two decades and alleged managers knew it. not so says. >> i don't think they followed the law. reporter: this workers' strike in march, employees now fired. the illegal immigration retaliation, they claim and now after decades of paying into pensions, current workers claim those fired have been denied every dime. some christmas, says fredrick taylor. >> we're told thatture's no
longer wanted or needed -- that you're no longer wanted or needed and this situation can't be helped, it saddens me very much. reporter: in berkeley, robert lyles, cbs 2005. 7:05 now. and a memorial for two innocent children caught in two separate gun battles in oakland. the community gathered last night to remember 1-year-old hiram lawrence and 3-year-old carlos naba. naba was killed in august when he and his family were shop ping on international boulevard. mourners are hoping gatherings like this one will help stop the violence. lawrence was taken off life support at children's hospital last week and his funeral was the scene of grief and vows for action yesterday. a horse-drawn carriage, you can see there, pulled the body of the 1-year-old boy. he was hit in the head when gunmen opened fire in a liquor store parking lot. mayor jean quon spoke at the service. >> they think they're naive for
doing this, i don't. i think it takes a mother who doesn't give up on her kids to change the city. >> the mayor also acknowledged that it is going to take the entire community to break the cycle of violence in oakland. more bay area headlines now, concord police have arrested a teenaged boy they suspect has been shooting and killing water fowl at city parks. since late october about two dozen geese and ducks were shot with pellets or small-caliber bullets. it happened at will hall and community pass community park. a 17-year-old boy was arrested yesterday. he's now being held at couldn't ra costa juvenile hall. mythbusters misfiring of a canonball will be the topic at a meeting today. earlier this month a crew from the tv show filed a 30-pound steel canonball that hit two homes and then landed in a minivan in dublan. no one was hurt, luckily. today's meeting will be held at
the office of emergency services in dub dhp lan at 11:00. a griets group gets the green light to put an initiative in front of voters to appeal proposition 8. california's past -- california passed prop 8 banning same-sex marriages. yesterday the secretary of state told the group they can start collecting the more than 800,000 needed to put that measure on next november's ballot. coming up next, a closer look at an organization that is reaching out to a younger homeless population and a bold request from a marine who needed a date. still to come, his invitation to first lady michelle obama. plus, for better or for worse, facebook's new look and more worries for parents over privacy settings on that social network. reporter: good morning, everyone. roberta imoz goz and the cbs -- in the cbs -- roberta gonzalez in the cbs 5 weather center when the rain returns to the
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especially when you consider ensus . from the housing crisis to jobs, it is clear we still have a long way to go on the u.s. economy especially when you consider this, according to the u.s. census bureau, it is now estimated that nearly one in two americans, half of americans are either poor or low income. alan martin takes a closer look at an organization that is reaching out to a younger homeless population in, of all places, marin county. reporter: homelessness doesn't live within city limits, has no low income requirement and certainly doesn't discriminate based on age. >> the community image both within and outside the community says everything is fine. happy birthday to you reporter: image, as we know, can be deceiving. >> you got me the earrings. reporter: if you ran into her on the street, sometime when she's not working her two jobs,
would you guess lee ann was living in her car? >> i was stranded, my parents were unable to assist me, and you just find yourself so alone. reporter: you also wouldn't know she graduated high school two years early and was pulling a 3.9gpa in her college classes before spiraling into homelessness in marin. >> jan's adept at that. reporter: she was referred to ambassadors for hope and opportunity which for seven years has been stepping in to help the estimated 2600 homeless kids in marin who are 16 to 25 years old. they're part of the 250,000 homeless young people statewide. >> and the government sends a million dollars to address that issue. that's $4 a youth. there are 1,000 beds in the state of california for this age group of 250,000 youth. so that gives you an indication of what kind of political will, investment and priority is
being given to this age group. >> you know that i'm working at the restaurant, right? yes. reporter: today lee ann is getting lessons in the kitchen from chefcy money who volunteers to feed hh's population. >> this is the safe haven. reporter: downstairs there's an emergency crash pad in the group's small cottage, somewhere they can go before being placed with host families and given what may be the one break in life that will turn things around. >> scholarships for college, employment connections, the housing piece, wardrobe. there are 33 community partners, doctors and dentists that will see them pro bono. reporter: possibly lee ann will return to o one day as well as the 900 kids that are already held, some of whom created the group's task force to reach out to the homeless they themselves know best. >> the next level is youth being involved in everything that we do, as spokesperson, youth outreach advisers that
reach out to the youth that are needing our help in the community and referring them. reporter: alan martin, cbs 5. >> now, if you want to help, we have put a link on our website for that, and to submit your story ideas, you can log onto cbssf. click connect. stroll down to a closer look and send us an e-mail. the time is now 7:13, and we are looking at a chilly start to the weekend, taking a live look right now outside. it's pretty clear skies. it is going to be a lovely weekend as long as you have a jacket with you. roberta gonzalez with this weekend's sunny weather and a look ahead to your game day forecast. >> hello, everybody. good morning. boy, is it chilly this morning. wow! temperatures dipped into the upper 20s in some of our inland areas. this is what you can anticipate now for your weekend, as we begin with lots of clear skies. it's a very cold start. otherwise this weekend sunny and seasonal temperatures, and then from now all the way through christmas no rain, no
snow in the forecast. beginning with this morning if you're headed out for a morning run or maybe you're running out to the mall for some christmas shopping, temperatures in the mid-30s to the mid-40s. now this afternoon temperature wise from 58 to about 63 degrees. that'll be the span. and that leaves us on the dry side. our precipitation normal stats, we have this year in comparison to this time last year noticing a huge difference. down in santa rosa with 116% of normal, now only 44. blame it on that big guy right there. that's an area of high pressure. it is contributing to the dry weather pattern from here all the way into southern california. some breezy to gusty winds as well in the higher elevations, otherwise it's a dry air mass. as the winds are coming out of the north and then moving over the central valley and transporting that dryer air all the way to the coastline. so today the winds out of the northeast about 10 to 15 miles per hour. but some stronger gusts above 1,000 feet. if you are heading to the high sierra, we have temperatures in
the 40s. no need for the chains. always a good idea to carry them, though. tomorrow for your temperature wise, very similar to today, in the 50s and in the 60s. taking a look at the seven-day forecast, very little change each and everyday. we introduce a few clouds by wednesday into friday. that's the inside slider. i was hoping it would bring some rain, but instead it's going to take an easterly track leaving the sierra with little or no snow. hey, got big plans on sunday? perhaps you're heading out to the coliseum. we have raider action as our oakland raiders play host to the detroit lions, game time temperature at 58 degrees at 1:05. go raidas. i hope all of you have a really great weekend. that is our pinpoint forecast. 16 minutes now after 7:00. and the social games maker xinga experiencing a disappointing first day of
trading. company workers ringing the opening bell at the nasdaq, but the initial public offering did not take off with investors. the stock closed down 5% at $9.50 per share. still, xinga raised $100 million by sharing 150 shares of its stock. that makes it the biggest i.p.o. since google in 2004. this week facebook rolled out its timeline feature to millions of users. it captures updates, photos, videos and more with the time stamp. it offers either a nostalgic trip through the social network or a scary body of evidence for people who share way too much information. personal information and facebook are both on capitol hill's radar. the issue, privacy rights for young users. jim decider with common sense media back again this morning. thanks for being here, jim. >> good to see you again. >> a lot of action in washington d.c. tell us about some of these moves for privacy. >> well, i mean, if you look at it over the last couple of
framing it in light of their term that sharing is wonderful, if you ever listen to mark zuckerberg, the ceo, he talks about sharing and how wonderful sharing is. >> and there's something to be said for sharing. >> and common sense, you know, the large kids in the country. there's something to be said for it, but there's also a lot of concerns when you have a 12- year-old or a 14-year-old or a 16-year-old. >> tell us about this new timeline feature. i have not had a chance to check it out. >> the core of the inside is anything you ever put up can be part of your timeline. you know, ann, way back when you were at that party and someone took a picture of you, if that's up there, it can go into your timeline. >> what if i have already untagged myself or deleted it? >> i can't say specifically, but i will tell you, this is even more sharing. i mean, if you want to understand it as the average user out there, timeline means more sharing historically, this is sort of your life on display. >> does it just make it easier or -- >> it makes it easier to show everything that's already there. again, think about kids, think
constitution, plus all the amendments. i mean, come on. so the issue here is, one, the company needs to do a better job, facebook, xinga, the company we were just talking about, everybody. we pick on facebook because they're the biggest player here, but there's others doing many of the same things. the second thing is parents and educators have got to talk to young people about this. and, third, simply, we need a national discussion about the social and emotional implications of a world where everything is public and where sharing and transparency, those are the words you're going to hear out of silicon valley as the new norms. i don't think it's a smart thing for my 14-year-old. >> right. they say don't share anything you don't want a future employer to see. >> eric schmidt, the ceo of google said a couple of years ago, if you don't like something, change your name. what a great idea that is. here's the deal, everyone needs to understand this issue is not going away. we need to educate ourselves, we need the industry to be leaders and i think we're going to need government action to set some ground rules for the
grown tomatoes right now, but the beefsteaks are still one of my favorites this time of year. it's the wintertime, but these right here, let me take the sticker off here, let me talk about selection and storage. when you buy them red all the way around like this, so important. heavy for their sides, that's also very important. no shifelling whatsoever -- no shifling. you can't blame mother nature on the weather. one thing too, you want to check here. nice and flat on the very top. when you cut these tomatoes open on the inside, take a look at how beautiful these are. look at this. is that a beautiful tomato? all that meat. when you bring them home, always on the counter, just give yourself a little bit of mozzarella, some basil, olive oil, a little bit of balsamic and make a pretty salad of your own. i like to add a little bit of red pepper to it too, give it a little bit of spice. i'm tony tantillo, remember to eat fresh and stay healthy.
or just add some salt and eat it like an apple. asking your boss' wife on a date. probably not the best idea, especially if your boss happens to be the president. but that did not stop this 20- year-old marine seen here hugging michelle obama at a toys for tots event in washington yesterday. lance corporal aaron leeks asked the first lady to accompany him to the marine corps ball next november with her husband's permission, of course. the first lady said she would love to go. we'll see if she actually will materialize it. the raiders and 49ers are both preparing for big home games on their own turf. the niners host the pittsburgh steelers on monday night and the raiders take on the detroit lions on sunday. in college basketball, cal gets a win, kim coyle has it all and more in sports. >> good morning, everyone. cal beat weaver state 77-57 to improve to 9-2. jorge gutierrez led the bears with 24 points.
raiders running back darren mcí fadden will not play on sunday against the lions. it will be the seventh straight game he's missed since spraining his foot back in late october. jacoby ford will once again join him on the sidelines as they try to get back into the playoff picture. >> i'm disappointed where we are because we were in first place a couple of weeks ago and we didn't hold on to that spot. you know, denver is playing well. i mean, i can't do nothing about what they're doing, i can only do something about what this team is doing and we need to get back to winning, i understand that, my players understand that. by no stretch of the imagination is this thing over and done with. >> steeler's quarterback ben roethlisberger practiced for the first time this week, but he remains a game-time decision monday night against the 49ers. if he can't go, charlie batch will start for pittsburgh. and finally, stanford named tiger woods its honorary captain in the fee es at that
-- fiesta bowl. necessary a look at -- that's a look at sports. see you tonight at 5:30. beyond counting calories on that holiday feast, coming up in the next half hour, dealing with diet needs for a chronic disease. and harsh penalties on the way for people who continue driving while under the influence. we'll be right back. ♪
the investigation continues this weekend after schools were on lockdown, employees evacuated following a shooting rampage in southern california where witnesses say they first saw the shooter. the eighth officer involved in a shooting in san jose ends with one death. the suspect behind bars and who got in the way of the police chase. plus could be a game changer, the strict law about to be implemented to deter duis. welcome back to weekend "early edition." it is 7:30, december 17th. oh, my gosh, we are one week away from christmas eve. thanks for being with us, i'm ann macko vic. within the last hour the u.s. senate approved a bill to extend social security tax extension. the extension is only going to cover two months. the social security tax cut will remain at 2%. president obama has signed a 24-
hour stop-gap spending measure. that will keep the government running while he awaiting senate action on separate $1 trillion spending bills. that vote is scheduled for later on today. that would trim the budgets of 10 cabinet agencies and give the pentagon a small budget increase. now, even as the u.s. diminishes its presence in iraq, soldiers from an army reserve unit in vallejo are headed there. 19 members of the 481st transportation company at mirror island will leave from sfo this morning. they will travel to fort dix in new jersey and then on to kuwait. their mission is going to be to bring back equipment that was used to fight the war. defense secretary leon panetta making history today. he is the first pentagon chief to set foot in libya. panetta's trip comes after an eight-month civil war which ended moammar gadhafi's rule. the defense secretary is going to hold talks with the country's interim prime minister. yesterday the u.n. lifted sanctions against libya, unfreezing about $80 billion in
assets. there has been another deadly police shooting in san jose, but this time the man who was killed was not the person police were initially after. two officers doing gang suppression thursday night spotted manuel fuentes holding a beer. when they approached, he bolted into a house. an officer shoved him to the ground and officers say he tossed a gun into a bedroom. they say another man, valentee galindo picked it up and pointed it at an officer who opened fire. galindo later dade. a man shot by san francisco police earlier this week died. the man was shot in the head while running from police on larkin street on wednesday. police say the man fired two shots at officers from about 25 feet away as they were chasing him. officers are still looking for a woman who drove the man's car away from the scene. investigators in los angeles county are trying to figure out what caused a man to go on a shooting rampage at his work. he shot and killed two
coworkers before taking his own life. two more people are in critical condition this morning. sandra hughes with more on that shooting spree. reporter: employees held their hands in the air as they were evacuated from the building in small groups. >> i'm just glad we're out. and we're all safe. reporter: police say a gunman walked into the los angeles- area office complex friday afternoon and opened fire. authorities say the suspect shot four people and killed two of them. when the s.w.a.t team got there, they found the gunman dead. >> the shooter is deceased. we believe it's a self- inflicted wound. reporter: the injured were rush today a local hospital. one of the victims died on the way. when the shooting started, employees in the building called their loved ones. ron arona got a frantic call from his daughter after she heard the gunshots. >> she was real hush toned and i just told her do what you have to do to survive. reporter: about 1,100 employees of the southern california edison power company work at this complex.
when officers arrived, they locked down the area and started evacuating workers. family members waited outside, including monica salazar who drove to the complex after her mother texted her about the shooting. >> i want to see her just to confirm i know she's okay. i want to see her. reporter: both the gunman and his victims were employees of the power company. >> and the strange thing was i was meeting with my manager this morning and i actually walked past the shooter's cubicle. he was just there doing his work. everything was normal. reporter: police say they still don't have a motive. sandra hughes, cbs news, irwindale, california. 7:34 now. bay area steel mill company is firing hundreds of employees that were allegedly working illegally. an employee tells cbs 5 pacific steel in berkeley is losing around 20 workers a week to federal immigration audits. a worker strike in march led by undocumented employees could be the reason for the firings.
we obtained documents that show homeland security gave a notice of inspection of i-9 forms to pacific steel earlier this year. and by october 200 employees were identified as allegedly working in the u.s. illegally. some employees are shocked by the firings. of course, they happened right before the holidays. >> to be told that you're no longer wanted or needed and that this situation can't be helped, it saddens me very much. >> the glass moulders union did try to stop the audit, but to no avail. employers tell us 75% to 85% of the worker staff was undocumented and that the managers knew it. homeland security or papa civic steel would not comment. a stiff new law on drunk driving goes into effect at the beginning of the new year. judges will now have the authority to suspend a repeat offender's license for a lot longer. right now a license can be taken away for three years, but
starting january 1st, that all changes. assemblyman jerry hill of san mateo authored the new law. >> a judge can after your third dui conviction can take your license away, suspend your license for 10 years, there are over 300,000 residents of california who have three or mour dui convictions right now. >> now, assemblyman hill says his law could take more than 10,000 repeat offenders off the road. tis the season for holiday sweets. coming up we're going to meet a bay area man who's raising awareness about the diet challenges for a chronic disease. also helping so many young people at a young age. coming up next this week's jefferson awards winner. and ringing his heart out, this bell ringer -- the milestone this bell ringer hopes to make it to this morning. good morning, everyone, roberta gonzalez in the cbs 5 weather center. taking a look at the sunshine, but also the day the rain and
servants in africa. s, this week's he builds homes in mexico and raises money to educate female servants in africa. as sharon chin reports, this week's jefferson award winner is only 17 years old. reporter: homelessness doesn't live within city limits, has no low income requirement and certainly doesn't discriminate based on age. >> the community image both within and outside the community says everything is fine. happy birthday to you reporter: image, as we know, can be deceiving. >> you got me the earrings. reporter: if you ran into her on the street, sometime when she's not working her two jobs, would you guess -- >> okay. we apologize. we are going to try to get that report for you. in the meantime, check out this guy. he has been doing some amazing work over the past, oh, almost
48 hours. bell ringer butch soreiano broke a world record last night. he rang the bell for 36 hours. his goal is to go 48 hours straight on bell ringing. he's going to hit that milestone at 9:00 this morning. now, he is only -- he's not eating anything, he's just drinking things, and he only gets to go to the bathroom once every four hours and he's standing there, he's been standing there the whole time. i actually went to check him out last night and he looked tired, but, boy, that guy, he's still rockin' that bell. very impressive. the time is now 7:42 and sunny skies on tap this weekend. it's pretty clear out there this morning. taking a live look right now at the golden gate bridge. not a lot of fog out there. roberta gonzalez with more on our dry weather forecast for this last week before christmas and a look ahead to your game day forecast for the raider's home game. >> well, hello, everybody. good morning. boy is it chilly this morning. wow! temperatures dipped into the upper 20s in some of our inland
areas. this is what you can anticipate now for your weekend, as we begin with lots of clear skies. it's a very cold start. otherwise this weekend sunny and seasonal temperatures, and then from now all the way through christmas no rain, no snow in the forecast. beginning with this morning if you're heading on out for a morning run or maybe you're running out to the mall for some christmas shopping, temperatures in the mid-30s to the midz 40s. -- mid-40s. this afternoon temperature wise from 58 to 63 degrees. that will be the span. and that leaves us on the dry side. our precipitation normal stats, we have this year in comparison to this time last year, notice the huge difference. santa rosa 116% of normal, now only 44. blame it on that big guy right there. that's an area of high pressure. it is contributing to the dry weather pattern from here all the way into southern california. some breezy to gusty winds as well in the higher elevations. otherwise it's a dry air mass, as the winds are coming out of the north and then moving over
the central valley and transporting that dryer air all the way to the coastline. so today the winds out of the northeast about 10 to 15 miles per hour. but some stronger gusts above 1,000 feet. if you are heading to the high sierra, we have temperatures in the 40s, no need for the chains. always a good idea to carry them, though. tomorrow for your temperature wise, very similar to today, in the 50s and in the 60s. taking a look at the seven-day forecast, very little change each and everyday. we introduce a few clouds by wednesday into friday. that's the inside slider. i was hoping it would bring us some rain. but instead it's going to take an easterly track, leaving the sierra with little or no snow. hey, got big plans on sunday? perhaps you're heading out to the coliseum. we have raida action as our oakland raiders play host to the detroit lions. game time temperature at 58 degrees at 1:05. go raidas. i hope all of you have a really
great weekend. that is our pinpoint forecast. counting calories for the holiday? while eating healthy can be a challenge, especially for people with allergies and special diets, a bay area man is raising awareness after winning a special recipe contest. derek martin joining us live now. thanks for being here. eric, you have cystic fibrosis, diagnosed at 2 years old and this has caused you to really watch what you eat, not in a way a lot of us are trying to cut, watching calories, you're trying to cut calories. tell us about that. >> people with sift rick fibrosis need to eat twice as much as an average person in order to maintain weight and grow and be healthy. >> for some people, they're trying to cut calories like myself, that kind of sounds nice, but it's not. it's a real challenge for you. >> yeah, it can be. i had to make these peanut butter bars because i was losing a lot of weight, i
became lactose intolerant and i lost about 10 pounds and i had to find something that i could eat instead of milk and dairy in order to gain that weight back and be able to maintain my weight. >> so you made up this recipe for these peanut butter bars yourself and then you won this contest. >> yeah. it's the chef challenge. it's produced by abbott and it's cf nutritional resource for people with cystic fibrosis. >> we're taking a look right now. what do these bars have in them? >> they have peanut butter, honey, oats, cranberries and almonds. >> sounds delicious. >> it's really high in protein and fat and sodium, all of the things with c.s. needs -- cf needs. >> all of the things to make sure you're getting in your kye et, sometimes you're not in direct control of your diet, even people with allergies, you go to a holiday party, how do you handle those situations? >> well, i just do the things i can eat and i try to double up
on everything. i put a lot of butter on everything. i make my own mashed potatoes, it's kind of a recipe i do every year, it has garlic and cheddar and it has these non -- i have to use nondairy cheddar and a lot of butter. i try to make everything extra special for me and, you know, everyone around me is kind of jealous that i can eat all that. >> i'm jealous listening. i like those mashed potatoes, but does not sound like a good idea for me. what about when you're going out to eat too? same thing? you just have to choose the high calorie choices? >> yeah. i try to throw a vegetable in every once in a while. it's easy to just load up on really fatty foods for me, but i realize that i have to get my nutrients too. and that's what this website, it's cheffor cf.com. >> we're going to have a link on our website. >> it's a great nutritional resource for people with cf
because it has all these great tasting recipes and also the nutritional breakdown of how much fat and protein and sodium. they're generated by people with cf and people with cf are very passionate about food and what goes into their body. and so it's kind of an honor to win. i was kind of surprised out of all of the people with cf that i was chosen. >> certainly. congratulations. >> thank you. >> we're going to post a link to the online cookbook cookbook at the website. eric martin, thanks for being here. we'll be right back. [ screaming ]
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>> we will be making cards and passing out candy for the veterans. reporter: when he thinks of volunteering, 17-year-old high school senior jacob marota thinks big. >> you don't have to be from ethiopia to help the people of ethiopia. you don't have to be from mexico to help the people in mexico. it's just something you can do. you should come to one of the weekend things. reporter: as president of the beyond borders club at burrellinggame high school, he doesn't just lead service projects that help the area's veterans and children. it's a pretty big deal, i would say. reporter: billy owens says it opened his eyes when jacob led a summer service trip to ethiopia. >> most of the kids we talked to in ethiopia were orphans and really had nothing. we need to realize that here before we start to complain about our lives. reporter: jacob's years of service came well before he came here to burrellinggame high school. he says it all started with his family. >> my mom is one of the most
giving people i know. reporter: she had packed bags from the homeless. >> it took off from there. reporter: when jacob was 12 years old, he started a nighttime for school for women in ethiopia. thanks in part to a penny drive, jacob raised the first $2500 to open the school in 2007. today 250 students are getting an education to escape a lifetime as servants. >> i became very close with some of the students in fifth grade on my first trip, and they're graduating now. reporter: jacob has also joined his family building homes and working with children in juarez, mexico. he set up an emergency medical fund for the poor and realized love crosses language barriers. >> just being able to see their reaction without having a conversation with them sort of made me realize that this can take place all over the world. reporter: students and teachers say jacob's passion for service is contagious.
school youth service coordinator sue glick. >> he just has the right tools, you know, it's enate. it's not something he had to go out and learn. this is something that's part of him and this is just the beginning for him. >> we just start coming. you have a semester. reporter: the teen plans to teach and keep reaching beyond borders to those in need. >> i really want them to know that they have people behind them, that there are people who support and love them. reporter: for spending most of his young life serving people around the world, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to jacob marota. sharon chin, cbs 5. >> what a remarkable young man. you can support the beyond borders project using the link online, cbssf.com and click on the connect button and that is at the top of the page and click on jefferson award. coming up, one more look at this morning's top stories, including the latest action on capitol hill for a $1 trillion spending measure. action going on in washington d.c. as we speak.
stories: it is a cool saturday morning here in the bay area. no rain for the weekend. taking a look at our seven-day forecast, you can see there on your screen, clouds don't start to move in until around wednesday, just in time for those last few shopping days left before christmas. but tomorrow and today in the low 60s along the inland areas and the bay, a little cooler at the coast. it's going to be a lovely weekend. here's a look at this morning's top stories, in the meantime, a funeral has been held for a 1- year-old boy in oakland. hiram lawrence was shot in the head when gunmen opened fire outside of a liquor store.
he was taken off of life support last week. pacific steel in berkeley is firing hundreds of employees. documents show homeland security inspected the company and identified 200 employees were allegedly working illegally in this country. employees tell us the strike on undocumented workers could have sparked the firings. and this morning the senate has approved an extension of payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits. senators still plan to vote on the $1 trillion spending bill this afternoon and that spending bill would trim the budgets of most domestic agencies. tomorrow on weekend "early edition" our political insiders on the occupy shutdown last week at the port of oakland. >> why would you not be demonstrated against people who really are exporting jobs? why are you messing around with some trucker who's only got one truck, who's bringing in goods and services all the way from the midwest to put on a boat?
and if he doesn't make the time it spoils and he loses the deal. >> the problem i have with the port of oakland situation is that i don't really think that you're going after the objective that you set out. you're not really going after the 1% when you're shutting down the port. you're actually hurting the 99%. plus we're going to talk about what works and what doesn't with rank choice voting. that's tomorrow on weekend "early edition." it starts at 7:30 a.m. asking your boss' wife on a date is probably not the best idea, especially if the boss happens to be the president of the united states, but that did not stop this 20-year-old marine, you can see him there, he's hugging michelle obama at a toys for tots event in washington yesterday. lance corporal aaron leeks. now, i can't imagine this guy has a hard time finding a date, he's pretty cute, but he asked the first lady to accompany him to the marine corps ball next november with her husband's permission, of course. what was her answer? the first lady said she would love to go with him.
the social games maker xinga experienced a disappointing first day of trading. company workers there ringing the opening bell at the nasdaq, but the initial public offering did not take off with investors. the stock closed down 5% at 950 per share. still, though, xinga raised $1 billion by selling 100 million share of its stock and that makes it the biggest i.p.o. since google in 2004. and this week facebook rolled out its timeline feature to millions of users this week. it captures updates, photos, videos and more with a time stamp that offers either a nostalgic trip through the social network or in some people's cases a scary body of evidence for people who share way too much information. time for us to call it a morning. thanks for being here for "weekend early edition." enjoy the rest of your saturday and, remember, join us tomorrow